Personally, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to use Windows. The reason is simple, by using Windows you as a consumer put yourself at the mercy of a corporation with a history of shady behaviour.
Nevertheless, I understand that adopting an alternative operating system is not an excercise that’s mentally or physically feasible for many people. The fact is most computer users are lazy. We tend to pick the path of least resistance; and this means sticking with the OS that we’re used to or that comes preinstalled with our computers.
However, there’s absolutely no excuse in making your computer insecure and potentially becoming a launchpad for attacks on other computers connected onto the Internet. Securing your Windows computer is not a difficult thing to do. In fact, it’s not only easy, but it can be done for free!
Essentially, there are five bases you need to cover to use Windows securely and I’m going to highlight them here.